I must be feeling lazy this week because everything I’ve been making has been a cheat. Today’s post is no different, but it was so cute, I had to share it. I was cutting up some melons and packaging the chunks to take with our lunches. I ran out of the plastic box-shaped containers, so I impulsively grabbed a wide mouth pint jar to fill with melon. I scooped in equal portions of leftover watermelon, honey-dew, and cantaloupe. The final result was very colorful as you can see in the photo above.
It’s no surprise to people who come to this site often, that I like the concept of food and salad in a mason jar. I have posted several variations on that theme, and I’m certain that I will have more posts that include artfully arranging layers of food in a jar. The end results look too good to resist.
As I stared at my unintentional creation, I realized that there were several different occasions when the fruit salad could be useful. It would work great on a picnic, allowing each picnicker to have their own container of melon. The filled jars, or the smaller 8 ounce versions, would make a great addition to a buffet table either for a barbecue luncheon or for brunch. They might help with portion control, too.
Any way you serve this layered melon salad in a jar, it’s sure to please your crowd . I know it pleased mine.
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